Hangzhou, China hosts the G20 summit on Sept. 4th. Despite various human rights groups’ insistence that world leaders utilize this opportunity to confront the PRC on unresolved humanitarian issues, the PRC has insisted that members of the G20 avoid sensitive topics or international disputes. Expect world leaders to comply. … More The Diplomatic Value in Hangzhou’s G20 Facelift
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tredeau announced Canada’s application to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Despite Obama’s insistence not to join, it is clear that US allies have no desire to abstain from applying to Chinese-led alternative lending institutions. … More Canada Applies to China-led AIIB
30 Aug 16, 9:30 AM – Car bomb at Chinese Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan kills one injures two. Suspected that Uighur separatists are responsible, symbolically ahead of Kyrgyzstan’s 25th independence anniversary on 31 Aug. Expect immediate, prolonged communications blackout and escalated security restrictions in Xinjiang, China. … More Car Bombing – Chinese Embassy Kyrgyzstan
ITS A SAYING that adequately captures the complexities, contradictions, and chaos that surrounds the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) as much as it was used by expats in Africa. Its meaning evokes nostalgic adventures on the mainland as much as it offers an explaintion to emerging events with a preverbal shrug of the shoulders.
But … More THIS IS CHINA